Personalized kitchen designs for functionalist villas
Signe and Mike had a clear vision when designing their functionalist villa north of Aarhus: a personalized kitchen built on future-proof solutions. Their dream of a perfect kitchen has now become a reality. Discover the thoughtful design choices and innovative solutions that make their kitchen both functional and timeless.
Signe, a school teacher at a special school, and her boyfriend Mike embarked on a journey to create their dream home. Previously living in a flat in Aarhus, they desired more space and a garden, leading them to build a functionalist villa. In June 2020, they happily moved into their new home, sharing glimpses of the construction process and interior design on Signe's Instagram profile @signebine_liv.
Their functionalist villa spans 175 square meters and includes a spacious double garage, accommodating their shared passion for VW vans. The couple's love for personalization and future-proof solutions is evident in their carefully planned kitchen, which reflects their unique style and practical needs. Follow their journey as they transform their house into a warm and inviting home.
"Choose something personal. Make it uniquely yours. Let your individuality shine through."
Colours for your dream kitchen
Signe's colourful kitchen dream became a reality with Base Dark Sand.
"We were considering a completely black kitchen. I think it creates a cool interplay when the cabinet doors and worktops are the same colour, and we could achieve that by choosing black," says Signe.
She wanted a matte look, and Base Dark Sand hit the spot perfectly, allowing them to have doors and worktops in the same shade.
The couple's decision to go with Base Dark Sand, a new arrival in the store, fulfilled their desire for a personalized and edgy kitchen design.
Materials that complement your dream kitchen
The kitchen features a laminate worktop that perfectly matches the cabinet doors. It is a durable and budget-friendly choice, combining style and functionality effortlessly.
The black sink and Quooker Flex add contrast to the worktop, complementing the overall design and matching the appliances seamlessly.
Brass accents beautifully complement the sand-coloured doors and are currently in high demand. Signe emphasizes that if brass were to go out of style, the handles can easily be replaced.
Turning dreams into reality
Signe and Mike's kitchen in their functionalist villa is a central and integrated part of their home. It features a cooking niche, built-in cabinets, and a versatile alcove that can serve as a pantry when needed.
Creating a cosy and integrated cooking niche
"The cooking niche was a crucial element in our house design," says Signe. She explains, "We wanted the kitchen to seamlessly integrate with the rest of the house, and the cooking niche helps achieve that desired blend."
The niche measures 245 cm in width, providing room for three 80 cm wide drawer cabinets. The hob is positioned in the centre, allowing ample workspace on either side.
To maintain a sleek aesthetic, the extractor hood is cleverly integrated into the ceiling, nearly invisible while still functioning effectively.
The kitchen island: your home's heart and soul
At the centre of the functionalist villa, the kitchen island takes the spotlight. "The kitchen island is like a piece of furniture in the room. It naturally draws people to gather around while we cook," explains Signe.
The island is thoughtfully designed with seating for two, creating a welcoming space. Signe has also incorporated cabinets near the seating area to maximize storage. Here, she keeps kitchen appliances that are not used as frequently but still within easy reach.
Adding a touch of personality to the space, two elegant lamps above the kitchen island hold sentimental value as they were passed down from Signe's grandparents. Their original colour remains intact, adding charm and a personal touch to the new house.
"The inclusion of gables on the kitchen island was a must for me. It adds a wonderful aesthetic to the overall design"
Optimize your kitchen with smart storage solutions
To optimize space in her kitchen, Signe has ingeniously incorporated smart storage solutions. One of the highlights is the large pull-out cabinet in the wall of cabinets, allowing easy access to all items as it extends into the room when the door is pulled out. "We initially thought it would be an expensive solution, but we were pleasantly surprised. It has been a great addition to our kitchen," shares Signe.
Similarly, the narrow cabinets under the dining area provide storage for less frequently used items. Achieving the dream of uninterrupted fronts on one side of the kitchen island is made possible with the help of internal trays that provide a clear overview of the contents. These storage solutions contribute to a clutter-free and organized kitchen space.
"We have successfully achieved our goal within the allocated budget."
The price of your kitchen dream
Signe and Mike arrived at the design meeting at HTH with a clear vision in mind. Having visited HTH showhouses multiple times prior, they had already gathered inspiration and knew what they wanted for their kitchen. As a result, they were pleased to approve the first draft of the kitchen design. The subsequent offer from HTH aligned perfectly with their budget, which encompassed not only the kitchen but also two bathrooms and a utility room.
With a budget of 160,000 DKK, the offer from HTH amounted to 165,000 DKK, allowing them to stay within their financial limits while still achieving the luxurious entirety they had dreamed of. Signe acknowledges that they may not have opted for extravagant solutions, but they carefully prioritized their desires and needs to create a space that met their expectations. The successful collaboration with HTH allowed them to bring their kitchen vision to life while staying within their allocated budget.
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